Monday, May 13, 2019
Proverbs 14:1,2,3 Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands. He that walketh in uprightness feareth the Lord: but he that is perverse in his ways despiseth him.
In the mouth of the foolish is a rod of pride: but the lips of the wise shall preserve them.
Without thinking things through to the end, sometimes I begin the process of tearing down.....
every cutting word
every negative attitude
every thought of superiority
every lazy motive
every time I am discontent with the life God has created for me and my family
every time I am positive I can do better than my husband....
Without thinking things through to the end, I tear down the very ones I love the most! It is so important to keep my thoughts under control, which is hard to do in this emotional female body!
It takes great determination to keep my mind on Christ and His kingdom, and His Word, and remembering the rewards that come from building my family up.
The things that help me as a wife, and mother are:
fellowship with godly women
Maybe you have some different things that help you keep your mind under control and focused on Christ....
Thursday, May 2, 2019
My husband is so good about following directions! He doesn't seem to struggle with "doing things by the book".
I however, struggle with following directions or rules even after I have read them....
It just goes against my nature to be "law" abiding :-o
So how in the world can a person like me ever please God, when the Word of God clearly says in
John 15:10 "If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love, even as I have kept my
Fathers commandments, and abide in his love."
Well, the answer is found in John 3:16 and Mark 12:28-30
"For God so loved the world He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life."
"And one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, and perceiving that he had answered them well asked him, which is the first commandment of all?
Jesus answered him, the first of all the commandments is.....The Lord our God is one Lord:
and thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all they heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all they strength. And the second is like namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these."
These are the verses I cling to....
and God loves you so much with a selfless, generous love! He spared not even His own Son to purchase you, now you no longer need to be a slave to sin and flesh but have been freed to love Him with all your life and freed to love those around you no matter who they are or what they have done.